RETIREMENT – CWO STÉPHANE LEVAC, CD – 00381 CWO

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1. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER STÉPHANE LEVAC WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ON 29 JUNE 2020 AFTER 32 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY.

2. HE WAS BORN IN MONTREAL, QUÉBEC AND ENROLLED AS A NAVAL ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN (RADAR) IN JULY 1987. HE COMPLETED HIS NQ3 AT CFFS ESQUIMALT. UPON COMPLETION OF NQ3, HE SAILED ONBOARD HMC SHIPS YUKON, RESTIGOUCHE AND SASKATCHEWAN AS A NAVAL RADAR OPERATOR (RADAR OP). HE RELEASED FROM THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN OCTOBER 1990.

3. IN OCTOBER 1991, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER LEVAC RE-ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AS A RADOP. HE COMPLETED HIS TQ3 AT CFB KINGSTON AT CFSCE. HE GRADUATED IN JULY 1992 AND WAS POSTED TO 5 HQ & SIGS SQN IN VALCARTIER, QC. AUGUST 1994 HE WAS POSTED TO 5TH CER, VALCARTIER. DURING HIS TIME AT 5 CER, HE DEPLOYED ON OP ALLIANCE, BOSNIA AND WAS PROMOTED TO MASTER CORPORAL IN OCTOBER 1997. HE WAS POSTED BACK TO 5 HQ & SIGS SQN AS THE FDNET SECT CMDR IN C TROOP. DURING THIS TIME, HE WAS DEPLOYED ON THE ICE STORM OP IN MONTREAL AND OP PRUDENCE IN CENTRAL AFRICA IN 1998. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SERGEANT IN JULY 2002.

4. IN JULY 2002 HE WAS POSTED TO 3E ROYAL 22E RÉGIMENT AS PLT SIG SGT. IN MAY 2003, HE WAS POSTED TO 76 COMM GP DET DAWS HILL, UK WHERE HE SUPPORTED THE SENIOR STAFF AT CDLS LONDON AS THE COMMAND SIGNALER. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF WARRANT OFFICER IN JULY 2007. UPON HIS RETURN TO CANADA IN JULY 2007, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER LEVAC WAS POSTED ONCE AGAIN TO 5 HQ & SIGS SQN AS A TROOP WO AND UNIT OPS WO. HE DEPLOYED ON OP ATHENA AS TASK FORCE KANDAHAR (TFK) SIG SQN OPS WO FROM OCTOBER 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 2010. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF MASTER WARRANT OFFICER IN JUNE 2011.

5. IN JULY 2011, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER LEVAC WAS POSTED TO CF JOINT SIG REGT AS UNIT CCO. IN JULY 2013, HE WAS APPOINTED AS 1 SQUADRON SERGEANT-MAJOR. HE DEPLOYED ON OP IMPACT AS CIS SSM. IN JULY 2015, HE WAS APPOINTED SM OF THE REGIMENTAL HQ AND DRILL SERGEANT-MAJOR. HE WAS DEPLOYED WITH JTFSC AS THEATER ACTIVATION TEAM (TAT) SM ON OP UNIFIER IN JULY 2015. HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS CURRENT RANK ON 22 JUNE 2016 AND HE WAS APPOINTED CFSCE SCHOOL CWO AND IN JANUARY 2018 HE WAS APPOINTED THE C&E BRANCH CWO. HE WAS APPOINTED CANADIAN JOINT WARFARE CENTRE CWO ON 18 MARCH 2019.

6. CWO STEPHANE LEVAC AND HIS WIFE MARTINE HAVE BEEN COMMON-LAW FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND BOTH SHARE A PASSION FOR TRAVELLING. THEY PLAN TO REMAIN IN THE OTTAWA AREA AND STEPHANE WILL BE MOVING ON TO NEW CHALLENGES WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND SHARED SERVICES CANADA.

7. AT HIS REQUEST, THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL GATHERING AND DWD, BUT HE AND MARTINE WILL CELEBRATE HIS MILITARY CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

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Greg Sawatsky
3 years ago

Incredible leader and all around great dude had the pleasure of deploying to Kuwait with Mr. Levac best of luck in your future endeavors VVV

Patrick McMullen
3 years ago

Je me relis et j’ai l’impression d’être en train d’écrire une lettre de recommandation pour une parade, mais voici ce que j’ai à dire:
L’adjudant-chef Stépĥane Levac a eu un gros impact positif sur la carrière et la vie de beaucoup de gens par son leadership “lead by example”, son très haut niveau de professionalisme, avoir sincèrement à coeur le bien-être de “ses gars” et de loyauté envers les FAC. Une grande perte pour les Forces et un gain immense pour Service Partagé Canada.

Stéphane prend soin de toi, bonne chance dans tes projets et profite de ta retraite bien mérité.

Cpl Patrick McMullen, CFJSR 2011 – 2015

Jeff Farrant
3 years ago

Steph, An outstanding career where you demonstrated great dedication to the CAF. While your service to the Signal branch will no doubt be missed, I do know that you will bring the same vast knowledge and experience to the public service. It was a honour to know and serve with you at CFJSR (although I can’t say I miss the exercises in Pet). All the best to you and Martine at this start of a new chapter in your life.

Denis esculier
3 years ago

Way To go buddy, take care Steph!

David Redpath
3 years ago

Best wishes Stephane, enjoy the ‘retirement’, and all the very best to you and Martine.

It was a pleasure working with you at CJWC.

BZ

Dean Valentine
3 years ago

Congratulations, well done my friend. You served with pride great integrity and compassion. While you served you were the kind of peer and leader that was open to be inspired and you my friend inspired many of use working along side of you to be better service people. Bravo Zulu !

Ted Perry
3 years ago

Well done on an excellent and long career! It was always a pleasure to work and talk with you over the years! Take care in your future endeavors.

Ted

Ted Perry
3 years ago

Congrats on your great career and retirement! It was always a pleasure to work and talk with you. Take care in your future endeavors.

Ted

Jared Rempel
3 years ago

It was a pleasure working with you Sir, congratulations and best of luck with your next endeavors!

Major Blair Christie
3 years ago

CWO Levac:

Congratulations on a remarkable and accomplished career. It was a pleasure serving with you at the Regiment and the Branch Office. Thank you for your mentorship, and your dedication to the morale & welfare of our troops.

Best wishes and best of luck on the next chapter with profession with the Public Service.

Derek Mooney CD
3 years ago

Congratulations on your retirment CWO Levac. Although we have met all to briefly it was indeed a pleasure.

Capt Ellick Pau
3 years ago

Congratulations CWO Levac! It was amazing having worked with you on Op ATHENA in 2009/2010 and then at CFSCE instructing on FSOC in 2017. You demonstrated great leadership and an instrumental mentor, and it’ll be a great lost for our Branch and the CAF. Enjoy your well-deserved retirement!

Joe Alteen
3 years ago

Congrats on the retirement. Glad we had a chance to work together over the years. Good luck on the next phase of life.

Kimberly Brush
3 years ago

Congratulations on your retirement Stephane! Wishing you all the best on your next endeavour.